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February 18, 2002 | Al Martinez
Forget the heated controversy that swirled around the selection of Russia over Canada for the gold medal in the 2002 Olympics pairs figure-skating competition. The real outrage, the question that lingers over the mountains of Utah is, why won't they let the three-legged skater compete? I put that in italic letters not only to grab your attention but to emphasize my concern over a slight that is bound to have repercussions among activists in the community of those with ... well As Desi Arnaz used to say, let me 'splain.
April 27, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a traffic-safety issue plaguing several Los Angeles County cities - hit-and-run collisions. "It's not only about me. An entire city is starting to galvanize around the idea that it's unacceptable to hit and run," he told Times Community News.
February 13, 1994
The West Valley Animal Shelter is overcome by runaway cats and dogs. Officials threaten to destroy the ones not claimed by owners or adopted . The city of Los Angeles has the money to deal with this problem. This is an emergency like all the other earthquake emergencies that are getting funded. I can't understand the attitude that so much federal, state and private money is coming in for "relief," and they say they will destroy animals because they can't keep them forever. They don't have to keep them forever, just long enough for their owners to find them, or to be adopted into new homes, or to be taken by animal rescue organizations.
April 21, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - If there's a line of sportsmanship that shouldn't be crossed, Ryan Getzlaf's judgment is that you shouldn't throw a left hook at a guy whose face is severely stitched up. Yet, that and other unwritten rules were fudged Monday night by the Dallas Stars, whose reward of a 3-0 Game 3 victory over the Ducks at American Airlines Center probably means the hostilities and punchiness will escalate. The Ducks' lead in the first-round Western Conference series was cut to 2-1 with Game 4 in Texas on Wednesday night.
August 13, 2000
The National Park Service plan to exterminate the four-legged rats of Anacapa Island. The method of choice is 10,000 pounds of poison pellets dropped from the sky via helicopter. The rats will die, any bird of prey that eats the rats will die and any predator that eats those eagles hawks, ravens and crows will die. A death chain. The National Park Service has poisoned and shot rabbits on Santa Barbara Island in the past. It has shot thousands of sheep on Santa Cruz Island and wild boars on Santa Rosa Island.
November 9, 1997
It occurs to me that ever since the Russians beat us into space with Sputnik in 1957, and also whenever our children's test scores are seen to be below their peers' in Taiwan, Switzerland or God knows where, we have the same knee-jerk reaction: We propose to cram more of the same (reading, writing and arithmetic) down their throats without much thought as to why it isn't working in the first place. The real answer is right in front of us, is counterintuitive and is hinted at in "Tune Time" [Nov.
December 16, 1988
Hooray for Jack Valenti! He is so right about leveraged buyouts ("Before Leveraged Debt Ruins Us, Government Must Rescue Us," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 30). And for the first time (that I have seen or heard) he addressed a concern I've long had--the employees of the companies being raided. Much time is given to management and the stockholders but where is there any thought or consideration given to those people who produce the goods and services offered by these companies? A two-legged stool will not stand.
This fall, structured jackets are kicking Michelle Obama's cardigans to the curb. After several seasons of sweet and ladylike, fashion has found its edge. The jacket -- be it long, loose and boyfriend-style by Stella McCartney, shrunken into a schoolboy silhouette at J.Crew, sequin-dusted at Zara, cropped and rendered in crisp white from 3.1 Phillip Lim or studded and shoulder-padded at Balmain -- is the key to fall's strong mood. And for good reason. No other piece of clothing, except perhaps a pair of heels, is as transformative.
May 7, 2005
Re "Why So Many Jobs Have Wanderlust," Opinion, May 1: Businesses stand on three legs: sales, operations and back office. Kenneth Swift has just facilitated the amputation of his company's supporting limb. Sure, Praveen works for a lot less and may have advanced degrees, but does he have an ounce of real loyalty? I have seen countless examples of clerical workers spending nights and weekends fixing and undoing the catastrophic miscalculations of executives like Swift. They do it because they belong to an organization and want that organization to succeed.
June 3, 1990 | Amy Wallace, Amy Wallace is a reporter for the San Diego edition of The Times.
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.
April 21, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
WASHINGTON  - On a night that was supposed to be a showcase for the transcendent talents of two of baseball's brightest young stars - Angels center fielder Mike Trout, 22, and Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper, 21 - two old guys ruled. First baseman Albert Pujols, the 34-year-old slugger with the heavy legs, made a nifty defensive play to cut down a run in the fourth inning and got frisky on the bases in the eighth, sparking a four-run rally with, of all things, a stolen base, his first since July 7. And Raul Ibanez, the 41-year-old designated hitter who has looked every bit his age this season with the exception of a few clutch hits, delivered a two-out, pinch-hit, three-run double in the eighth to lift the Angels to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory in Nationals Park.
April 20, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers. The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence or disaster just by being themselves -- dogs. People milled around the entrance to the First Lutheran Church of Boston, which sits close to the end of the race route, the site of last year's bombings. The church remained open throughout Marathon Monday 2013.
April 15, 2014 | By Jeff Bauman
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early - 10:30 - and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen. "I started the first wall," she says. "I love that gray. " Erin never bugs me about sleeping late. For a few months after I was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, I often slept 15 hours a day. The doctors said my body needed to heal.
March 30, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Upon further review . . . Teammates were more than impressed with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick's incredible kick save on Blake Wheeler with just under a minute remaining in their 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night. Quick was on his stomach and kicked his right leg back to make the save on Wheeler, who was shooting from a sharp angle from the right corner. The view on the ice was one thing. But it looked even better when the Kings were finally able to watch the replays afterward.
March 29, 2014 | By Carla Hall
So much ado about leggings. Blogger Charlotte Allen recently took to task the overly sensitive parents of middle schoolers who were outraged that the administration of Haven Middle School in Evanston, Ill., seemed to be banning short-shorts, leggings, yoga pants and skinny jeans on girls because they were too distracting to middle school boys. The parents contended that such an edict essentially said it was the girls' responsibility not to entice hormone-addled middle school boys.
March 27, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger
A middle school in Evanston, Ill., has issued a new dress code barring girls from wearing shorts, leggings and yoga pants to school, on the grounds that the leg-displaying garments are “distracting” to boys. Well, yeah. Google “ leggings images ” or, especially, “yoga pants images ,” and you'll see exactly what I mean. Especially if you have ever been - or been around - a boy between the ages of 11 and 14, the usual age range for middle school. But judging from the reaction of the feminist media - and here's what's really surprising, some parents of the kids in question - you'd think that the school, Haven Middle School, had decided to require head-to-toe burkas.
From the veranda of his house, Bruce Gleason looks down, down, down onto a swath of the San Fernando Valley floor. Daylight is departing, and a rainy mist has furred the vista. A river of car headlamps on Van Nuys Boulevard glows more brilliantly by the moment. "The view. Each night when I come home, I'm re-charmed by it," he says. "Life is in session down there--150,000 people going about their life."
A 35-year-old Santa Barbara triathlete stricken with a rare and virulent streptococcus infection--which has become notorious as the "flesh-eating" bacteria--was better Thursday afternoon, but remained in critical condition at the Sherman Oaks Hospital burn center.
March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson has a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Entourage" movie. Sounds like a fun idea, right? Well, what did your mom always tell you about playing ball on the set of a popular TV show turned feature film? That's right. It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt. In this case, that someone is Kevin Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy on the long-running HBO series due to make its big-screen debut next summer. During filming in Los Angeles, Connolly broke his leg in two places while catching passes from the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
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